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Double chickenskin painted in bodycolour; the reverse has a small painted landscape. the sticks and guards are of ivory, pierced, etched, painted and gilt , depicting chinoiserie scenes.
The sticks and guards were, probably, made in Chine and, when closed, exhibit an intersting patterning.
Northwest Europe (maker) (continent)
length: (guards): 27.7
mid 18th Century
circa 1750 to 1760
Purchased with a grant from the National Heritage Memorial Fund and a gift from The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum
M.271-1985 (Applied Arts)